2022 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition


Published: Friday, 19 November 2021

Submissions open:
1 December 2021

Submissions close:
1 March 2022

Who may enter 
BigPicture is open to all photographers worldwide.

Short description
The competition is organized by the California Academy of Sciences.

The annual BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this photo competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. The winning images are exhibited at one of the most prestigious science institutions in the world in San Francisco, California, USA.

The BigPicture Photo Competition has the following categories:
Art of Nature
Aquatic Life
Winged Life
Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora
Terrestrial Wildlife
Photo Story: Taking Action

2021 Grand Prize Winner

Jo-Anne McArthur "Hope in a Burned Plantation"

Entry fees
$25 for up to 10 single image submissions in any category
$15 for each 4–6 image Photo Story submission

The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 in cash.
The first place winners of the seven categories will each receive $1,000 in cash.

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.